Graduate Supports


The following scholarships are awarded in the spring, through the Division of Academic Affairs, for the next academic year:

  • THE GRADUATE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: A competitive scholarship awarded to graduate students whose academic accomplishments and university or community citizenship are excellent in every respect. This competitive scholarship is intended for a full time student enrolled as a resident, nonresident or a citizen of a country other than the United States of America, maintaining not less than a 3.50 GPA. The award amount is determined on the availability of funds - for summer semester only.
  • AMATO BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP: $3,000 per year; Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in any discipline, demonstrate financial need, and exhibit commitment to continue and complete their education. The recipient must maintain not less than a 2.5 GPA in major and overall.


  • SPECIAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1,500 per semester. Recipient must be a Sam Houston State University student enrolled full-time, on campus graduate student, have an undergraduate/graduate GPA of at least a 3.2 and a combined GRE (V + Q) score of 1000. An International student applying for this scholarship must have an established Sam Houston State University GPA or a forman transcript evaluation on file. Nomination/Application Form is used ONLY for this scholarship award. Application deadlines: Fall Semester - July 1; Spring Semester - October 15; Summer Semester - April 15. For additional information contact Tammy Gray, 936-294-1230.
  • GRADUATE STUDIES RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP: The Office of Graduate Studies Recruitment Scholarships are intended to help recruit high-quality students into SHSU graduate programs.Nomination needs to be made by each graduate program's Graduate Advisor. Nomination form can be downloaded here.

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